The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list in the first such action since Iran's nuclear deal.
Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, claims it has captured members of the US-trained rebel group called Division 30.
England bowler Steven Finn says "there's no better feeling" after his eight wickets help beat Australia in the third Test at Edgbaston.
A private plane crashes into a car auction as it attempts to land at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire.
A government-related agency in the US has published a report on privacy concerns relating to facial recognition.
Thousands of people in Mali's capital are flocking to see what it believed to be a religious sign that suddenly appeared on a wall of a toilet.
The Chemical Brothers' Born in the Echoes gives the dance act their sixth UK number one album, as Little Mix top the singles chart for a third week.
Charleston gunman Dylann Roof pleads not guilty to federal charges including hate crimes
Russia may ban emojis depicting same-sex couples from social media if a state watchdog rules they infringe controversial "gay propaganda" laws.
Australia captain Michael Clarke says his team are "playing with 10 players" because of his lack of batting form.
Ukraine's top court says rebel-held areas in the east can get limited self-rule - but MPs are yet to vote on the changes.
Israel vows to catch arsonists, suspected to be Jewish settlers, who killed a young Palestinian child in an attack on a West Bank village.
The Beatles forgot dozens of their songs, and more nuggets
Jimmy Page, the guitarist of the legendary British rock band Led Zeppelin, on Thursday visited Hiroshima and laid flowers for the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city 70 years ago. (Japan Times)
England take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series as Ian Bell's 65 not out guides them to victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.
Sir Bradley Wiggins relishes a return to road racing in front of the home crowd at the London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.
Jalaluddin Haqqani, the Afghan founder of the militant Haqqani network, died at least a year ago, sources tell the BBC.
Having secured a financial lifeline from lenders, a new-and-improved Sharp was supposed to make a pivotal comeback this fiscal year. Yet its fifth straight first-quarter loss, announced Friday, ended up highlighting the daunting challenges ahead. (Nikkei)
A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Japan Today)
NTT Docomo has entered into individual collaborations with five additional world-leading vendors - Intel Corporation, Keysight Technologies Inc, Panasonic Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies Inc and Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG - with respect to trials and technological development of 5G mobile communications. (Japan Today)